Pilgrim's Path Daily

Monday, April 17, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise," Eph 1:13

'DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH' (circa. 1875)

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MORNING

Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.

L ET the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.--Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Ye are a royal priesthood, . . . that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.--Ye, . . . as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.--By him . . . let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

PSA. 50. 23. Col. 3. 16, 17.--1 Co. 6. 20.
1 Pe. 2. 9.--1Pe. 2. 5.--He. 13. 15.
Ps. 34. 2, 3.


EVENING


Draw me, we will run after thee.

I HAVE loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.--I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.--I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.--Behold the Lamb of God!--As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.--We love him, because he first loved us.

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

CANT. 1. 4. Je. 31. 3.--Ho. 11. 4.--
John 12. 32.--John 1. 36.--John 3. 14, 15.
Ps. 73. 25.--1 John 4. 19. Ca. 2. 10-13.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

DAILY THANKSGIVING

STUDENTS:
Lord, thank you for those who are open to learning - that want knowledge.
Help those who are lost in a state of stupor.

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Robonurse -
You didn't see her in last week's episodes of Scrubs or ER, but there's a new operating room nurse on the block -- she's a robot. (RealAudio) - CLICK HERE:

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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(To God, as Tevia said:) 'Would it be such a CRIME - would it upset some VAST, ETERNAL PLAN - if i were a rich man?'

Mt 12: 36, 37
"But I say unto you, That every idle (careless) word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

Coyote -
The call of one animal conjures images of the Wild West and is used to set the scene for many western films. CLICK HERE


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FOTO TOTO?

DEW yer hair!

A pint-sized 'Rosey-The-Riviter'! You'd think this shot had been taken sometime during the Second World War, by the looks of the 'tude' on that 'mug'! (grin)

Let's talk about ATTITUDES for a moment - shall we? Have you noticed - of late - that taking a 'tude' (as they say) is all the rage? Seems like fashion models, TV wrestlers, politicians, even some clergy - have all decided that attitudes are harmless. Just a fad.

This young lady is striking a pose she's learned from adults. For her, at this age, it's just a game. Like getting all dressed up & playing 'Mommy' in front of the mirror. Play-pretend, that's all.

But few adults realize that emotions are carnal, sensual - not Spiritual! And that to nurse attitudes, or wallow in moods, people become addicted to emotions. What does it mean to be addicted to emotions? O my! The Bible describes this as being 'tossed and blown by every wind of doctrine'! Such addiction grips souls with steel talons of carnal immaturity.

So we can see that, while 'play-pretend' is fine for budding imaginations, it soon turns rancid and putrefies in adults. Putting away childish things grows us all UP! But this requires self-denial. And that means WAR against the mortal nature.

Next time you are tempted to adopt an attitude of, say, resentment - or of disapproval - or maybe criticism - please remember, Pilgrim - toxic waste has a 'lifetime' unto death inside any mortal - and carnal 'tudes' are about as venomous and caustic as spiritual acid!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



DARE TO BE A DANIEL

Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band!

Refrain

Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.

Many mighty men are lost
Daring not to stand,
Who for God had been a host
By joining Daniel’s band.

Refrain

Many giants, great and tall,
Stalking through the land,
Headlong to the earth would fall,
If met by Daniel’s band.

Refrain

Hold the Gospel banner high!
On to vict’ry grand!
Satan and his hosts defy,
And shout for Daniel’s band.

Refrain




Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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"The Hand of the LORD hath Wrought this (Adversity)!" Job12:9
(There is an audio-devotional today on this topic of ADVERSITY)

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 9 of 32

Chapter 9 - "LITTLE THINGS"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




In the Kingdom of God, which is exactly the opposite to the kingdom of this world, things rank by the greatness of quality, and not by that of quantity. Our God proves His Divinity by the notice and emphasis He puts on small things. "Despise not the day of small things." --- "Because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities!"

There is no better way in the world to test every trait in a soul than by little things. Every Christian duty, every grace of the Spirit, every privilege of life, is being proved and manifested to the eyes of God and angels in things so small that we seldom take thought of them. It is the unpremeditated and instinctive actions and words that reveal the reality of what is in us, and not those large, conspicuous things for which we especially arm ourselves. The most essential grace for a human being is humility; God appreciates a soul in proportion to the depth of its humility more than all other things combined; but this very grace of lowliness of heart finds its appropriate home in small things. The sweetest things in the world --- the best prayers, the poorest self-denial, the tenderest words of sympathy --- by a delicate instinct of the Holy Spirit, hide themselves in little secret ways, as the turtle-dove will build its nest in the un-thought-of, lowly places on the ground. There are some great sorrows and sufferings that can be written out for the world to see; but the greater martyrs are those who have thousands of agonies in small and hide-away matters seen only by the Infinite eye. To suffer with a patient heart in things so common and small that people never think of noticing them is to glorify God in a high degree; for if we suffer in ways so concealed that no eyes but His can see it, then surely it is to please Him only. Fanatics and self-made martyrs like to show their sufferings to notice on a large scale, as a dog will make a loud howl over a small hurt; but a real lowly soul will suffer a hundred-fold more in silence and little things without advertising it, as the lamb will endure a great wound in silence.

There are times and places for great events and things, but in matters pertaining to perfect Christ-likeness of Spirit, the very greatness and splendor of large things hide God, and the creature is manifested more than the Lord. But in little things God has opportunity to show Himself; He is not smothered under so much magnitude and glitter, as electricity can show itself better at a small focus than by being spread over an immense cloud. There is no intrinsic harm in things being great, but we are so foolish that we let the greatness of things distract us from God. Just in the same proportion that all human things grow in size, they lose the Power of God. Great men, great learning, great churches, great sermons and fine music, great camp-meetings, even great holiness organizations --- anything great in the creatures --- soon absorbs so much attention that the sensitive Holy Ghost finds Himself slighted, and quietly hunts up little people and little opportunities, where God alone can get the glory. In every age of the world, the Holy Spirit has been traveling away from big things into the small, in order to find places where God alone shall be exalted. If we could always remain broken and contrite and little, God would always show Himself to us, and reveal His Personal Presence in the insignificant things of daily life, and the Holy Ghost would work marvelously through us in sweet and quiet ways, utterly incredible to the great and wise ones. God alone Knows when we are really little. Many will proclaim that they feel their utter nothingness, but in one hour after cannot peacefully and lovingly endure to be contradicted, or reproved, or slighted, or slandered. What we are in the sight of God, that we are, no more and no less, regardless of what men or saints or angels think of us, and regardless of what we think of ourselves. The Holy Ghost Knows when we are little, and His Abiding and wondrous Revealings will continue just so long as our infantile littleness continues.

In regard to our work, there is more real holy labor in the small than in the great things; for just see, in any great work there is human sympathy, man's praises, a field for enthusiasm and renown, a sphere for the display of gifts and zeal, and motive to arouse the natural heart; but in a little work wrought in obscurity, all these high things are weeded out. I do not say that a great work may not be done purely for God alone, but it furnishes a field for so much of the human; but in the hide-away and shut-in ways of life, our God gives us a walled-in garden to sow down with deeds and words and manners and looks, out of a loving, tender spirit, with no incentive but love, and no purpose but to please Him. A little work done for God to Know has in it a heavenly courage, a purity of intention, a sweetness of love, which is very difficult to put in a notable act.

We can show more self-sacrifice in little things than we can in great; because the occasions are more multiplied and the temptations to self-indulgence are greater. On the other hand, we should not be in scrupulous bondage to little things, for if we overmagnify little things, we put our souls in slavery, and the devil turns our flower-garden into a prison. Little things should serve two purposes for us --- to see how much of God's guidance and Presence we can FIND in them, and to see how much of Jesus-like love and service we can PUT in them. Every religious thing on earth will take rank in heaven just according to how much Christ is IN it!

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:17
"A man who is kind benefits himself,
but a cruel man hurts himself."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

GREAT AUDIO-SERMONS (Various Speakers)

A.W.Tozer expounds (gloriously!) on the Apostle Peter

(1 Peter - Part 1 of 34 - MP3 audio): Introduction to 1st Peter

Description:
This is a general introduction to the book of 1 Peter, beginning with a 15min sketch of Peter and who he was(and was not) in the church. Followed by a 15min explanation of who Peter was writing to and the current landscape of the roman world. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father. Phil 2:10-11

Thanks to SERMONINDEX NET for this online service.

DAILY POEM

"God, make me brave for life: oh, braver than this!
Let me straighten after pain, as a tree straightens after the rain, shining and lovely again.

"God, make me brave for life: much braver than this!
As the blown glass lifts, let me rise from sorrow with quiet eyes, knowing Thy way is wise.

"God make me brave - life brings such blinding things.
Help me to keep my sight; help me to see aright, that out of dark comes light!"

--Anonymous

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

Jesus says, Brotherly anger is spiritual MURDER!

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Mt 5:21,22 ""You have heard that it was said to the men of old, 'You shall not kill (commit murder); and whoever kills (murders) shall be liable to judgment.' But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, 'You fool!' ("RACCA!") shall be liable to the hell of fire."

(Judgment Seats: 'Judgment', 'Council', 'Fire')

Mt 18:17 "If he (your Brother) refuses to listen to them (two other witnesses), tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, --> let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."

DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Judg-MENT ..Walks.. (Discerning) - Judg-ING ..Balks.. (Concluding!)

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1492 Christopher Columbus signed a contract with a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.

1524 Giovanni da Verrazano reached present-day New York harbor.

1790 American statesman Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia at age 84.

1861 The Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.

1895 The Empire of Japan and the Qing Empire signed the Treaty of Maguan, an 'unequal' treaty that ended the First Sino-Japanese War.

1937 Daffy Duck made his debut in a short cartoon by the Warner Bros. Studio.

1941 Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany in World War II.

1942 World War II: Captured French General Henri Giraud escaped from German captivity in the Königstein Castle.

1951 Baseball hall-of-famer Mickey Mantle made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.

1961 The CIA-backed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba began.

1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model.

1969 A jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

1969 Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek was deposed.

1970 The astronauts of Apollo 13 splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft.

1975 The Khmer Rouge captured Phnom Penh, ending the Cambodian Civil War.

1991 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3,000 for the first time.

1993 A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted.

1996 Lyle and Erik Menendez were spared the death penalty by a Los Angeles jury, which recommended they serve life in prison without parole for killing their wealthy parents.


CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:


55 Olivia Hussey Actress
34 Jennifer Garner Actress

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:

77 Nikita S. Khrushchev 4/17/1894 - 9/11/1971 Russian statesman; premier of the Soviet Union (1958-64)
76 J. P. Morgan 4/17/1837 - 3/31/1913 American financier; formed U. S. Steel

ART MEDIA WORTH MENTION (Selected Clips - Audio, Visual, Graphics)

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, ‘above all that we ask or think’.

Each time, before you Intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people.

Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!"

--Murray, Andrew

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


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EARTHWATCH RADIO - a 2-minute audio podcast on earth-science world news

Fear Factor -
People are afraid to let their kids play outdoors, but that decision might itself be harmful. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

'And if I should die before I wake .... '

Lord, thank you for You Death and Your Resurrection - and for making That NewLife possible for me too.

Keep Your Passion ever before my eyes Lord, as I walk through these mortal circumstances.